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Bold Happy Birthday TGIF Challenges Sketch #108

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

It’s Friday and you know what that means:  time for a fabulous TGIF Challenge!  This week is a sketch challenge.  The sketch is very simple, so you can keep it very clean or really step it up.  If you’d like to see what the other talented designers created, be sure to click on the challenge image below.  Add the hastag #tgifc108 to your projects so that we may find them easily and show you some comment love.

I used some of the sneak peek items that you’ve already seen for this card, but I also added a few new elements that you are definitely going to want.  The black and white background paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Of course, the daisy is from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was punched with the Daisy punch.  You can see more with these products here and here.

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

Don’t you find something eye-catching about using black and white with a pop of color?

For this card, I popped it with a Crushed Curry Happy Birthday greeting.  The greeting was die-cut with the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlit, which you can purchase on June 1.  I’ve also added a bit of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron 3/8″ riboon.

 

Close Up of Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

 

Local customers:  I’ll be having 2 Open House events for the new catalog launch and I hope that you’ll be able to attend!

Saturday, May 27th from 9am–11am

Wednesday, May 31st from 6pm–8pm

WHERE:  Stout Chiropractic, 1781 E Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN

You’ll be able to pick up a complimentary catalog, enjoy some light refreshments and complete a quick make & take project.   To receive an additional FREE gift from me, simply RSVP by email to melissa@thestampdoc.com  and/or bring a new friend that I haven’t met.

Hope to see you there!

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#TGIFC106 – Color Challenge! Crushed Curry – Flirty Flamingo – Emerald Envy

We’ve got a bright and cheerful color challenge at TGIF Challenges this week.  Be sure to check out what the other designers created and play along with us here.  My first shipment of new catalog items arrived this week and I’m very excited to share with you a project featuring some amazing new products.  As I perused my new papers, the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper jumped out at me.  I was happy to see that I could easily incorporate it into this week’s color challenge.

It has been Teacher Appreciation Week at our school.  Bella’s school is an integrative arts school, which means that during the school day, the children also learn dance, art, violin, and piano.  It’s really an awesome curriculum and my daughter has been so blessed this year with a wonderful teacher.  I’m not sure we could ever thank her enough for all that she has done for us.  When I saw the new Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper and the coordinating Pieces and Patterns stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for thank you cards.

These items will be available in the upcoming 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I used one of the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Papers for the background, as well as a couple of accent strips.  A few pencils were stamped as a border along the edge of the inset piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped and embossed the greeting from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set and cut it out with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  The swirly Crushed Curry card stock was cut with the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die and the Big Shot.  I love using it as an accent piece.   The flower image is also from the Pieces and Patterns stamp set.  I added a few White Perfect Accents to the card and also to the center of the flower.

Looking for another easy Teacher Appreciation card idea?  Check out this card.

And if you’re looking for more color combo suggestions, be sure to sign up for my email newsletters.  I’m giving away a free color chart this month that features the upcoming 2017-2019 In Colors.

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It’s Time to Celebrate with TGIF Challenges!

The design team at TGIF Challenges is celebrating their 2 year anniversary today.  Even though I have just recently joined the team, I have been inspired by them a lot over the last 2 years.  We are featuring a ton of celebration and birthday cards on the blog today, and some alumni designers have returned to celebrate with us.

Celebrate with the Eastern Palace Suite

For my card, I used several products from the Eastern Palace Suite, which will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 1, 2017 in a special bundle.  The base of the card is Thick Very Vanilla card stock (LOVE).  I added some strips of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper that has some gold foiling for shimmer.  The large medallion is several, layered Eastern Gold Vinyl stickers.

Close Up of Eastern Palace Suite Medallion

Aren’t the little tassels adorable?  It comes in an assortment package with 2 additional new colors.  I tied the tassel on with some gold metallic thread, then held it in place with a cleverly hidden mini glue dot.  I die cut the Very Vanilla medallion, added some stamping from the Eastern Beauty stamp set, then layered it onto a die cut circle of the Easter Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The greeting was stamped in Dapper Denim ink and is from the So In Love stamp set (retiring at the end of May).

Eastern Palace Suite Celebration

You’ll find the complete list of supplies at the end of this post.  And if you’d like to see more with this suite of products, check out this card I posted earlier in the week.

We’d love to have you play along with us at TGIF Challenges this week.  All you have to do is create your own card to celebrate, then upload it to the challenge blog.  We announce one winner every week and it’s always fun to see what you are making in your craft room.

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

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Polka Dot Inspiration

 

Polka dots are one of my favorite patterns.  This week, our challenge at TGIF Challenges is to use Polka Dots to inspire our design.  Be sure to check out what our designers created and we’d love to have you play along with us, too!

  Polka dots

 With many items retiring from the Annual Catalog, I’m trying to use up my stash of Designer Series Paper.  The Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper is definitely one of my favorites and I’ll be sad to see it go.  As of this posting, you can snag a package of this paper for a sweet discount by using the link at the end of this post.

Layering Love close up

 For the focal point, I heat embossed the greeting by stamping first with Versamark ink, sprinkling the image with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, then heating it until the powder melted with the heat tool.  I cut out the image and the layered circle with my big shot and a couple of my favorite dies.

 

Polka Dot Inspiration

 

You’ll also notice a few accessories that accent this card–gold metallic thread, lace doily, brights enamel shape, coordinating washi tape, and a few more strips of that beautiful Designer Series Paper.

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Product List

Heat Tool

$30.00

Big Shot

$110.00
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#TGIFC102 – Color Challenge! Mint Macaron-Tip Top Taupe-Sweet Sugarplum

 Happy Friday and welcome to another great challenge from TGIF Challenges!  We’ve got a fabulous color combo to inspire you.  The designers have some amazing projects that you’ll want to check out HERE.

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There are still quite a few stamp sets from the Occasions catalog that I haven’t gotten inky with yet.  The Special Reason stamp set is one of those, but I thought the floral images would be perfect for this challenge.  I love that there is a matching set of framelits with this set that really steps it up a notch.

Special Reason Stamp Set

 For the background, I inked up the inside of the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with Tip Top Taupe ink and “stamped” it onto Whisper White card stock.

Special Reason Color Challenge

 The images were stamped and die cut, plus I added some additional card stock die cuts to create this bouquet of flowers.

Helpful hint:  I stamped off the Sweet Sugarplum ink before stamping the flowers to create a variety of shades of that color.  You can usually get 2-3 depths of color from each ink pad that you own.

Special Reason Close Up

 I embellished the card with a strip of Gold Foil paper, a lace doily, and a few In Color Enamel Shapes.

What would you create with this color combo?  Whip up a quick card, scrapbook page, or 3-d item and play along with us on the TGIChallenges Blog.  I’d love to see you there!

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Product List

Big Shot

$110.00

 

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